All is quiet on the Jake Peavy front. The originators of the Peavy talks, the Braves have moved into a new direction by acquiring Javier Vazquez. They gave up four pretty good prospects to get Vazquez and shunned away from the prize of Peavy.
In recent weeks, the Cubs have been somewhat interested. They resigned Ryan Dempster to sure up the rotation and Lou Piniella was adamant about the Cubs pitching staff, saying he was content what they had and they moved away from Peavy. Then we heard later that the Cubs were still interested and a third team might get involved like the Orioles, but now we are hearing that it can be all hearsay.
So what is wrong with Peavy, that nobody else wants him? ...Is he hurt?.... Does he have personality problems that we don't hear about?... All I know is this, he is an ace, he is affordable and he relatively young (at 28).
If I were the Mets, I would sit back (like they did for Johan Santana) and wait for the price to drop and make a run for Peavy. The Mets would have Santana and Peavy at the top of the rotation, who would be better than that in the NL?
It's only amount of time we are going to see some strange dark horse team jump in the picture. It could be the Cardinals , who need pitching. The Brewers could make a run at him, they could offer Prince Fielder and the Padres can reship him to another team to get what they desire. The Dodgers can have an impact on where Peavy goes, they sure have the young talent to get him. The Giants could easily jump in it if they don't get CC Sabathia.
It's going to be an interesting winter meetings to see where Peavy ends up. I just hope it's the Mets that he pitches for!